Orange, super-heated gas and rocks shot into the sky from Volcan de Fuego and poured down the mountain, wiping out entire villages on Sunday.
Areas buried in ash, June 4, 2019, after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, in Acatenango, Guatemala.
In the first few hours, the ash and mud was so hot, rescuers had a hard time reaching victims and by the time they made it out to some of them it was too late.
Everyone was accustomed to the volcano, one of Central America's most active, rumbling and spewing smoke, the 33-year-old farm worker said, so at first nothing seemed abnormal on Sunday.
Sunday's eruption was the most violent in more than a century.
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Thousands of people are staying in shelters, which includes the Church's Escuintla Guatemala Stake Center.
The foreign ministry said disaster management agency CONRED would help determine any such request.
A man whose rescue in the town of El Rodeo was shown on video as he was pulled out caked in mud with third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body died at a hospital today, the country's Social Security Institute said. At least 46 people have been injured. "That was the last time I saw her".
Authorities warned that the rain increased the chance of muddy flows of volcanic material and other debris. "They are taking away our opportunity to say goodbye".
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"We don't rule out the possibility of some person alive, but the condition in which the homes are makes that possibility pretty unlikely", Sanchez said, adding that some of the ash was still at temperatures between 400 C and 700 C.
It was covered in what he described as a "sea" of muck that came crashing into homes, smothering people, pets and wildlife.
Emergency crews struggle to find survivors as they face difficulties amid further eruptions..
"We now have an accounting with names and towns where people have gone missing and we have a figure, which is 192 people who we have unaccounted for", Disaster Relief Agency chief Sergio Cabanas was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.
As dawn broke today, the volcano continued to rattle with what Guatemala's Volcanology Institute said were eight to 10 moderate eruptions per hour - vastly less intense than Monday's big blasts.
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